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Title Rethinking empowerment : gender and development in a global/local world / edited by Jane L. Parpart, Shirin M. Rai and Kathleen Staudt.
Imprint London ; New York : Routledge, 2003.

Series Routledge/Warwick studies in globalisation
Routledge/Warwick studies in globalisation.
Subject Women -- Developing countries -- Social conditions.
Women in development -- Developing countries.
Alt Name Parpart, Jane L.
Rai, Shirin.
Staudt, Kathleen A.
University of Warwick. Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation.
Description 1 online resource (xx, 250 pages).
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Note At foot of title: Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents pt. 1. Theory and praxis: Rethinking em(power)ment, gender and development : an introduction / Jane L. Parpart, Shirin M. Rai and Kathleen Staudt -- Education as a means for empowering women / Nelly p. Stromquist -- pt. 2. Women's empowerment in a global world: Envisaging power in Philippine migration : the Janus effect / Pauline Gardiner Barber -- Women's rights, CEDAW and international human rights debates : toward empowerment / Shaheen Sardar Ali -- Feminizing cyberspace : rethinking technoagency / Gillian Youngs -- pt. 3. The nation state, politics and women's empowerment: Engaging politics : beyond official empowerment discourse / Kathleen Staudt -- Movements, states and empowerment : women's mobilization in Chile and Turkey / Marella Bodur and Susan Franceschet -- Political representation, democratic institutions and women's empowerment : the quota debate in India / Shirin M. Rai -- Gender, production and access to land : the case for female peasants in India / Reena Patel -- pt. 4. The local/global, development and women's empowerment: Rethinking participatory empowerment, gender and development : the PRA approach / Jane L. Parpart -- The disciplinary power of micro credit : examples from Kenya and Cameroon / Josephine Lairap-Fonderson -- Development, demographic and feminist agendas : depoliticizing empowerment in a Tanzanian family planning project / Lisa Ann Riche -- Informal politics, grassroots NGOs and women's empowerment in the slums of Bombay / Vandana Desai -- pt. 5. Conclusion: Concluding thoughts on (em)powerment, gender and development / Kathleen Staudt, Shirin M. Rai and Jane L. Parpart.
Summary 'Rethinking Empowerment' looks at the changing role of women in developing countries and rejects the established notion that empowerment in development is best understood and pursued at a local/global level.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0203220072 (electronic bk.)
9780203220078 (electronic bk.)
0415277698 (Cloth)
9780415277693
OCLC # 52996804
Additional Format Print version: Rethinking empowerment. London ; New York : Routledge, 2003 0415277698 (OCoLC)50794255


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